TSC new retirement age. The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) has begun to distribute contract letters to retiring teachers in the North Eastern region’s counties.
In May, the Commission welcomed teachers who had attained the statutory retirement age of 60 years.
After being overwhelmed by a huge number of teachers leaving the payroll;
Mandera counties, TSC was forced to hire instructors on contract.
According to TSC CEO Dr. Nancy Macharia, in a news statement dated May 18, 2023,
“This mass retirement will result in a dire situation of teacher shortage in the region, which has been experiencing teacher shortage as a result of the recent exodus of non-local teachers.”
AREAS THAT TSC WILL INCREASE THE RETIREMENT AGE
As a kind of compensation, the Commission will hire retired educators from the area on a three-year contract basis and then prolong the retirement time for educators by three years after they reach the legal retirement age.
TSC through its CEO has decided to increase the retirement age of all teachers working in the northeastern region because most f teachers do not like working in the regions
TSC new retirement age
FATE OF INTERN TEACHERS
All teachers in these counties who have reached retirement age must submit their information to the TSC county offices right away in order to get letters.
Immediately after the government approves the budget, intern teachers will receive deployment letters on Permanent and pensionable terms to these areas.
Around 22 head teachers in Kisumu County, according to Mr. Rugut, have had their contracts extended.
- Mr. Joshua Osawa of Migingo Primary School in Nyando Sub-county,
- Mrs. Pamela Juma of Matthews Ondiek Primary School in Kisumu Central,
- Mr. Tom Onyando of Kindu RC Primary School in Kisumu East,
- Mr. Paul Kaunda has been the longest-serving head teacher of Kosawo Primary School in Kisumu Central.
The mandatory retirement age for teachers is 60 years.
Today TSC has extended the retirement by 3 years for teachers working in Arid and Semi-Arid areas